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[Resolved] EMM386 not loaded

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by xico, Apr 27, 2004.

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  1. xico

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    I just reinstalled a 98se and Im getting the message that EMM386 has not been loaded. I tried to extract it from SFC, but didn't succeed. It's in the msconfig--but the program hasn't been loaded...

    so . . . any info leading to the whereabouts of EMM386 will greatly be appreciated . . . thanks

    BTW I downloaded some "free" screensavers and I've got a "New.net" program on my startup that I can't get rid of. Still have to run spybot, but at the moment Im working in SafeMode (on the 98se)

    Thanks,

    Xico (y)
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    If you are managing a normal boot, or even a Safe Mode boot inspite of that message, you don't need it. The message is probably being generated due to some entries (sometimes Soundblaster related) in your Config.sys file. You don't really need the file enabled, but if you want, just make sure that the first line is:

    device=c:\windows\himem.sys

    http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/Q229/1/86.asp&NoWebContent=1
     
  3. xico

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    Thank you, Rog! My puter's been actin weird. Made the mistake of getting "free" screensavers. And one of my mem sticks failed. So, I thought EMM386 might have had something to do with the slowdown.

    Thanks,

    Xico
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Well if one of the memory sticks is faulty and not being recognized on boot up, that would certainly account for a slow down.

    But emm386 is a backwards compatibility memory manager; himem.sys actually replaces it and that Windows does need, although it doesn't normally need either of those entries in config.sys.
     
  5. xico

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    Thanks for the information Rog. The new mem stick speeded things up quite a bit; there was a problem with malware and some errors, butI think I've got that cleared up now. Maybe. Thanks again. This solves this one. (y)
     
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